Hair – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com A beauty blog blooming with fresh makeup reviews, swatches and beauty tips from your friendly neighborhood beauty addict Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:00:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-makeupandbeautyblog-amp-site-icon-v3-2016-32x32.jpg Hair – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com 32 32 What’s Your Default Bad Hair Day Hairstyle? http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/whats-default-bad-hair-day-hairstyle/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/whats-default-bad-hair-day-hairstyle/#comments Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:00:13 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=210574 What’s Your Default Bad Hair Day Hairstyle?

Is it a slicked-back low-pony? A textured dutch braid? Or do you just throw that mane under a hat and call it a day?

My bad hair day hairstyle is a high, messy bun. The messier, the better.

And if I’m feeling fancy…I’ll smooth down the sides with hairspray and a toothbrush.

Your turn! What’s your default bad hair day hairstyle?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Have You Ever Worn a Half-Up Dutch Side Braid? http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/hair/ever-worn-half-dutch-side-braid/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/hair/ever-worn-half-dutch-side-braid/#comments Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:00:15 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=209830 Have You Ever Worn a Half-Up Dutch Side Braid?

No, it’s not a real thing. (Well, it might be… I don’t know.)

Ah, the things you do when you’re trying to NOT chop your bangs.

Girl, it’s been less than a month since I started growing mine out again, and they’re driving me absolutely 🍌 bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. 🍌

On the plus side, it’s forcing me to find creative ways to keep my bangs out of my mix, like this half-up Dutch side braid, which is basically an inverted French braid.

When the braid gets halfway down my head (just above my ear), I secure it with an elastic, then wrapped a piece of hair around the elastic to hide it. Then I curl the rest of my hair into loose waves for texture and body.

Dude, honestly, I don’t know how much longer I can take this growing out business. My patience is wearing thin!!!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Try This Hair Hack to Boost Color and Deep Condition at the Same Time http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/hair/try-hair-hack-boost-color-deep-condition-time/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/hair/try-hair-hack-boost-color-deep-condition-time/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:14:56 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=208159 Try This Hair Hack to Boost Color and Deep Condition at the Same Time

Mix a color-boosting conditioner and a hydrating hair mask to ramplify (ramp up + amplify) your hair color and deep condition yo’ mane at the same time.

I mean, why couldn’t I have discovered this genius tip years ago!? MIND BLOWN! I wish I could take credit for it, but I can’t. Shout-out to Chelsea from the comments for showing me the light!

Needs more moisture! PLEASE!!

I’ve tried quite a few hair color-boosting conditioners over the years, and even though I love how rich and refreshed my hair color looks after using them, they haven’t been moisturizing enough on their own. Consequently, I like the results, but I don’t use them consistently because I’d just rather skip right to a hydrating conditioner. My hair needs the extra moisture.

But by mixing a color conditioner and a mask, I get the best of both worlds — moisture AND rich color.

I’ve been doing this for the past couple weeks every Sunday night, which is when I take a longer shower to do the “special sauce” things I like to do to get ready for the week.

Get into the mix

After I’m done washing my hair (which, seriously, is such a job #longhairstruggles), I grab Aveda Clove Color Conditioner, and mix it with Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask in the palm of my hand (about a 50/50 blend).

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Would You Ever Consider Flying (or Driving Hours) to See Your Favorite Hair Stylist? http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/ever-consider-flying-driving-hours-see-favorite-hair-stylist/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/ever-consider-flying-driving-hours-see-favorite-hair-stylist/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:44:15 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=207414 Would You Ever Consider Flying (or Driving Hours) to See Your Favorite Hair Stylist?

I’m asking because of a very sad turn of events… 🙁 My hair soulmate Alis, who’s been doing my hair for years, just moved to Las Vegas (SAD 🐼 PANDA!), and it crossed my mind (I even looked up airfares) to schedule a trip out there just so that she can cut and color my hair.

The rational part of my brain realizes how crazy pants this sounds, because 1) the money, and 2) I live 30 minutes from San Francisco, so I should be able to find someone within driving distance who can trim and color my mop and do it well, but it’s SO SCARY to go to someone new, especially when you have wavy hair that’s been hacked and butchered by strangers before.

A trip to Las Vegas almost seems rational… Almost?

No, I don’t think I’ll do it. I should just suck it up and find someone new, but if my California Lottery dreams ever come true, I’m heading to Vegas that afternoon!

Has this ever occurred to you? — either flying or driving a loooong distance to get your hair done?

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Yet Another Reason to Love the Aquis HairTowel: It Dries Makeup Brushes! http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/hair/yet-another-reason-love-aquis-hairtowel-dries-makeup-brushes/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/hair/yet-another-reason-love-aquis-hairtowel-dries-makeup-brushes/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:06:43 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=203383 Yet Another Reason to Love the Aquis HairTowel: It Dries Makeup Brushes!

Yup, the magical microfiber Aquis hair towel that I love so much because it cuts my hair drying time in half…also works on makeup brushes!

You just squeeze the wet bristles with the towel, except that this towel is magical, and bam! — (almost) completely dry brush heads.

I say “almost” because they still need about another hour or so of air drying, but that’s still good.

I mean, I guess I should have known this towel would be good at drying more than just hair, but it didn’t occur to me until I washed a few brushes to bring to Tahoe today. I saw my Aquis towel out of the corner of my eye and had an ah-ha moment! 😀 Try it sometime.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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